May – September 2009

Here’s a sample of places I’ve been, and events I’ve enjoyed from May to September with people such as Yoko Ono, Fema Kuti, Iggy Pop, Bebe Buell, Green Day, Pretenders, Brothers of Brazil and lots more!

May 11 - At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's New York Annex, curator Jim Henke and Yoko Ono support peace at the opening of a new exhibit. Made with help from Yoko and titled "John Lennon: The New York City Years" it's well worth a visit.

May 11 – At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s New York Annex, curator Jim Henke and Yoko Ono support peace at the opening of a new exhibit. Made with help from Yoko and titled “John Lennon: The New York City Years” it’s well worth a visit.

Jim Henke and Yoko Ono during the 'John Lennon: The New York City Years' exhibit opening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex, NYC. May 11, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A photo of me at the opening in front of the display of the T-shirt I gave to John Lennon for the now famous photo I took in 1974, now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex. The show features many original writings and artwork by Lennon, as well as inspiring videos.

A photo of me at the opening in front of the display of the T-shirt I gave to John Lennon for the now famous photo I took in 1974, now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex. The show features many original writings and artwork by Lennon, as well as inspiring videos.

Bob Gruen during the opening of the 'John Lennon: The New York City Years' exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex, NYC. May 11, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Musician Merlo Podlewski came to New York for a visit and we had time for a photo session.

Musician Merlo Podlewski came to New York for a visit and we had time for a photo session.

Merlo Podlewski posing in Westbeth Studios, NYC. May 20, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 4 - Fema Kuti performs at Irving/Fillmore with his band and singers and dancers rockin' it African style!

June 4 – Fema Kuti performs at Irving/Fillmore with his band and singers and dancers rockin’ it African style!

Fema Kuti on stage at Irving Plaza, NYC. June 4, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 6 - Hunter Mountain was host to the Allman Brothers during the Mountain Jam Festival, a great three day annual event.

June 6 – Hunter Mountain was host to the Allman Brothers during the Mountain Jam Festival, a great three day annual event.

Allman Brothers on stage during 'Mountain Jam' at Hunter Mountain, NY. June 6, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 7th - Dee Dee Ramone's ex-wife Vera with Marky Ramone at the party for Vera's book 'Poisoned Heart'.

June 7th – Dee Dee Ramone’s ex-wife Vera with Marky Ramone at the party for Vera’s book ‘Poisoned Heart’.

Vera Ramone and Marky Ramone during the book release party for 'Poisoned Heart' in NYC. June 7, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 10th - Sandra Bernhard performs her very funny one woman show 'Without You I'm Nothing' at Town Hall.

June 10th – Sandra Bernhard performs her very funny one woman show ‘Without You I’m Nothing’ at Town Hall.

Sandra Bernhard performing her one woman show 'Without You I'm Nothing' at Town Hall, NYC. June 10, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 10th - Nov 30 - The Museum of Modern Art opened an exhibition called 'Looking at Music'. The theme: how media interacted with music in New York in the 1970's. I was invited to create a 'Teenage Bedroom Wall' installation. I made a collage of my photos from magazines and posters, over 22 feet long for the exhibit.

June 10th – Nov 30 – The Museum of Modern Art opened an exhibition called ‘Looking at Music’. The theme: how media interacted with music in New York in the 1970’s. I was invited to create a ‘Teenage Bedroom Wall’ installation. I made a collage of my photos from magazines and posters, over 22 feet long for the exhibit.

Bob Gruen standing in front of his 'Teenage Bedroom Wall' installation at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. May 29, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 18 - Alejandro Escovedo performs with his band at City Winery, the cool new venue in the lower West Village.

June 18 – Alejandro Escovedo performs with his band at City Winery, the cool new venue in the lower West Village.

Alejandro Escovedo on stage at City Winery, NYC. June 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 18 - Pete Yorn showed a tender quiet side at his sold out show at Joe's Pub.

June 18 – Pete Yorn showed a tender quiet side at his sold out show at Joe’s Pub.

Pete Yorn on stage at Joe's Pub, NYC. June 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 22 - The New York Dolls continued their long-running tour at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

June 22 – The New York Dolls continued their long-running tour at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

New York Dolls on stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. June 22, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 24 - Iggy Pop was interviewed by New York Times critic Ben Ratcliff at the New York Times Talks series. He was very articulate and open.

June 24 – Iggy Pop was interviewed by New York Times critic Ben Ratcliff at the New York Times Talks series. He was very articulate and open.

Ben Ratcliff interviewing Iggy Pop for the New York Times Talk series in NYC. June 24, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 24 - Bebe Buell performs songs from her new album 'Sugar' at Hiro Ballroom.

June 24 – Bebe Buell performs songs from her new album ‘Sugar’ at Hiro Ballroom.

Bebe Buell on stage at Hiro Ballroom, NYC. June 24, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 1 - Liv Tyler celebrated her birthday with her mom Bebe Buell at The Jane hotel's new ballroom lounge.

July 1 – Liv Tyler celebrated her birthday with her mom Bebe Buell at The Jane hotel’s new ballroom lounge.

Liv Tyler and Bebe Buell during Liv's 32nd birthday party at the Jane Hotel, NYC. July 1, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 5 - Singer Laura Cantrell performed at the Mystery Place in Phoenica, NY owned by writer/photographer Laura Levine (on right above).

Laura Cantrell & Laura Levine, Phoenica - 2009
July 5 - Singer Laura Cantrell performed at the Mystery Place in Phoenica, NY owned by writer/photographer Laura Levine (on right above).
July 5 – Singer Laura Cantrell performed at the Mystery Place in Phoenica, NY owned by writer/photographer Laura Levine (on right above).

Laura Cantrell and Laura Levine at the Mystery Place in Phoenica, NY. July 5, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 5 - Michael Lang and Holly George-Warren signed copies of their new book about Michael's adventures organizing the great Woodstock Festival in 1969.

July 5 – Michael Lang and Holly George-Warren signed copies of their new book about Michael’s adventures organizing the great Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Michael Lang and Holly George-Warren signing a copy of their book 'The Road To Wodstock' at Kleinart in Woodstock, NY. July 5, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 21 - The Mighty Boosh comedy team from England performs at Bowery Ballroom.

July 21 – The Mighty Boosh comedy team from England performs at Bowery Ballroom.

The Mighty Boosh on stage at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC. July 21, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 27 - Green Day performs at MSG, click here to see more photos.

July 27 – Green Day performs at MSG, click here to see more photos.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on stage at MSG, NYC. July 27, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 10 - The incredibly sexy/tough Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders perform at the Summerstage in Central Park on a hot summer night.

Aug 10 – The incredibly sexy/tough Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders perform at the Summerstage in Central Park on a hot summer night.

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders on stage at the Summerstage in Central Park, NYC. August 10, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 18 - Dennis Dunaway, Keith Roth & Glen Matlock at the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store. They both joined Keith's band Frankenstein 3000 - and David Johansen sang a few songs too, with Tish and Snooky backing them up!

Aug 18 – Dennis Dunaway, Keith Roth & Glen Matlock at the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store. They both joined Keith’s band Frankenstein 3000 – and David Johansen sang a few songs too, with Tish and Snooky backing them up!

(L-R) Dennis Dunaway, Keith Roth and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols during the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store in NYC. August 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I get in a photo with Glen Matlock at the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store.

I get in a photo with Glen Matlock at the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store.

Bob Gruen and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols during the Love and Rockets tribute show at the Ben Sherman store in NYC. August 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 2 - Levon Helm showed he has lots of energy at Central Park Summerstage.

Sept 2 – Levon Helm showed he has lots of energy at Central Park Summerstage.

Levon Helm on stage at the Summerstage in Central Park, NYC. September 2, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 5 - Brian Wilson was one of the major acts playing at the Electric Picnic Music and Art Festival in Ireland.

Sept 5 – Brian Wilson was one of the major acts playing at the Electric Picnic Music and Art Festival in Ireland.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys on stage at the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 5, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 6 - I give a photo talk about my career in Rock Photography at the Electric Picnic Music and Art Festival. A large well run festival with a huge variety of things for people to do and see.

Sept 6 – I give a photo talk about my career in Rock Photography at the Electric Picnic Music and Art Festival. A large well run festival with a huge variety of things for people to do and see.

Bob Gruen giving a talk during the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 6, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I found this little home made tent with some locals jamming and dancing at the festival.

I found this little home made tent with some locals jamming and dancing at the festival.

Stradbally locals dancing during the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 6, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A performance artist group from San Francisco at the festival.

A performance artist group from San Francisco at the festival.

A performance art group from San Francisco on stage during the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 6, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I met Dublin born photographer John Minihan at the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland. He spoke about his photos of Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon.

Bob Gruen & John Minihan, Stradbally - 2009
I met Dublin born photographer John Minihan at the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland. He spoke about his photos of Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon.
I met Dublin born photographer John Minihan at the Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland. He spoke about his photos of Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon.

Bob Gruen and John Minihan during the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 5, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I posed for a photo with my host BP Fallon & the great rock manager Frank Murray.

Bob Gruen, BP Fallon & Frank Murray, Stradbally - 2009
I posed for a photo with my host BP Fallon & the great rock manager Frank Murray.
I posed for a photo with my host BP Fallon & the great rock manager Frank Murray.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, BP Fallon and Frank Murray during the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival in Stradbally, Ireland. September 6, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 8 - David Hershkovits & Anna Sui at Paper Magazine's 25th Anniversary party at the New York Public Library.

Sept 8 – David Hershkovits & Anna Sui at Paper Magazine’s 25th Anniversary party at the New York Public Library.

David Hershkovits and Anna Sui during the Paper Magazine 25th Anniversary party at the New York Public Library, NYC. September 8, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Liza Minnelli sings 'New York, New York' at the Paper Magazine party.

Liza Minnelli sings ‘New York, New York’ at the Paper Magazine party.

Liza Minnelli on stage during the Paper Magazine 25th Anniversary party at the New York Public Library, NYC. September 8, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 14 - Supla, my friend from Brazil, and his brother Joao - aka 'Brothers of Brazil' came to New York to promote their new album and TV show.

Sept 14 – Supla, my friend from Brazil, and his brother Joao – aka ‘Brothers of Brazil’ came to New York to promote their new album and TV show.

Supla and Joao of Brothers of Brazil posing on the Westbeth Studio rooftop, NYC. September 14, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 17th - Yoko Ono unveiled a new line of clothes for the 'Three As Four' line with a fashion show that included a version of her famous 'Cut Piece' with models cutting the center model's clothes off.

Sept 17th – Yoko Ono unveiled a new line of clothes for the ‘Three As Four’ line with a fashion show that included a version of her famous ‘Cut Piece’ with models cutting the center model’s clothes off.

Fashion show for Yoko Ono's 'Three As Four' line in NYC. September 17, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 16 - Johnny T, Jesse Malin & Ryan Adams got together in September to record a new album. Ryan was in town making paintings for a charity auction and also for a reading from his new book at the New York Public Library.

Sept 16 – Johnny T, Jesse Malin & Ryan Adams got together in September to record a new album. Ryan was in town making paintings for a charity auction and also for a reading from his new book at the New York Public Library.

(L-R) Johnny T, Jesse Malin and Ryan Adams during an album rehearsal in NYC. September 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 16 - French band The Plastiscines, (left to right) Katty Besnard, Louise Basilien, Anaïs & Marine Neuilly stopped in New York on a recent tour of the US.

Sept 16 – French band The Plastiscines, (left to right) Katty Besnard, Louise Basilien, Anaïs & Marine Neuilly stopped in New York on a recent tour of the US.

(L-R) Katty Besnard, Louise Basilien, Anaïs and Marine Neuilly of The Plastiscines posing in NYC. September 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com